2021 General Election won’t be free and fair – IRCU SG Joshua Kitakule
The Inter-religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has condemned the unbecoming conduct of the police and army especially the manner in which security forces handled presidential candidates on nominations on Tuesday calling for fairness during the election process.
While addressing the media in Mbarara city yesterday at Acacia Hotel,the IRCU Secretary General (SG) Joshua Kitakule said the manner in which Forum for Democratic Change candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi and National Unity Platform candidate Robert Kyagulanyi were arrested was a clear indication that the 2021 general election process will not be free and fair.
Kitakule said Uganda has a constitution that guides everybody so police should always respect the supreme law of the land while executing their duties.
Kitakule said as religious leaders, they believe that much as it is the role of police to maintain law and order, but it should be done with dignity, respect and within the confines of the constitution under which Uganda is governed.
The religious leaders also challenged the electoral commission to make rules governing the 2021 general election clear to all players.